About the Site
1 Site Location
The site is located on the island in the center of the LUXELAKES third-phase lake system, and is a circle with a diameter of 25 meters. The landscape designer is Z + T Studio and to the north, west and south of the site are residential design by Studio Libeskind, 5+design and 00Group, while to the east are parks and open lawns. Between the north, west and south land, the narrowest point is about 109 meters, and the widest point is about 131 meters.
Diagram of the LUXELAKES Third-phase Lake Syetem
Diagram of the Distance Relations
The site is located at the core point of the landscape designed by Z + T Studio, and can be reached by walking, battery car and rowing; the overall design allows the visitors to get close to the water, while sufficient height is reserved for large boats to pass through.
Diagram of the Traffic
Concept of Site Landscape
In phase three of the LUXELAKES lake system, Z + T Studio has created such a landscape design: the design concept comes from the water itself, arises from various possibilities of the water when it flows through new boundaries. Visual elements of landscape are extracted, and the possibility of the border is developed, and on the streamline the design forms multiple spirals, becoming different main points.
The growth and extension of these main points create connections among people, nature, and environment. The overall form is a result of the long and elegant slow-traffic system, along with the rise and fall of the bridge which allows the ships to pass—and at the core of such a landscape design lies the site.
Hand Drawing by Z + T Studio
Positional Relation of the Site (Core Point) and the Conceptual Design by Z + T Studio
Conceptual Design by Z + T Studio
Architectural Designs around the Site
Designer of the Residence to the North:
Location of Design of Studio Libeskind
Studio Libeskind is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe. The Studio is a collaboration of architects and designers that believe architecture is a practice of optimism, and approaches the projects with the attitude that to make great places, you must believe in the future, but also remember the past.
Studio Libeskind’s architecture emerges from the idea that a building should be expressive and reflect contemporary life. Innovation is at the core of the design process. The Studio believes that bold design must be realized with sustainable technology and strongly believes that the art of architecture lies in creating a maximum impact within the constraints of budgets and functionality. Studio Libeskind knows from experience that great architecture comes from working with great clients; however, architecture is a public art and the studio holds itself accountable not only to the client, but to the communities, and cities in which it builds.
Conceptual Drawing of Studio Libeskind
Designer of the Residence to the West:
Location of Design of 5+design
5+design是一家富有创意的国际建筑和规划事务所，在好莱坞、上海和迪拜设有工作室。在创始人Michael Ellis、Stan Hathaway和Arthur Benedetti的领导下，事务所工作包括零售、多功能、住宅和大规模的城市规划。
5+design is a creative international architecture and planning practice with studios in Hollywood, Shanghai, and Dubai. Led by founding principals Michael Ellis, Stan Hathaway, and Arthur Benedetti, its work encompasses retail, mixed-use, residential, and large-scale urban planning.
5+design designs its projects upon the foundations of three core principles: community, connectivity, and contextuality.
Community: People enjoy being around other people, and gravitate to welcoming places where they can spend time together; working, shopping, eating, and being entertained. The practice is focused on designing these places, from the scale of rooms to cities.
Connectivity: People need to feel connected, part of something bigger than themselves. 5+design seeks out and strengthens these connections, inside and outside the projects’ boundaries. Extending seamlessly, the projects enhance the value of their surroundings, as they are enhanced in return.
Contextuality: People are searching for genuine places and authentic experiences. 5+design looks to the projects’ sites to ground them, believing that architecture should spring from a connection to place, reflecting our world and our lives through that connection.
Design of 5+design
Designer of the Residence to the South:
Location of Design of 00Group
00Group is founded by Jing Xu and Gang Liu in Shanghai, China. The team is motivated to design everything from the origin “0”, exploring contemporary design based on oriental aesthetics. 00Group’s design does not rely on any fixed styles, but embraces all interesting and inspiring outputs. The completion of a project is the beginning of many beautiful possibilities.
00Group has a constant curiosity and enthusiasm for being explorers and problem solvers, while focusing on technologies that can promote the implementation of ideas. The projects cover multiple categories: cultural buildings, office buildings, commercial buildings, residential buildings, educational buildings, urban landscape, interior design, media and product design, etc. It works with its collaborators to discover opportunities and inspirations that may be overlooked.
主创团队曾在国际知名建筑事务所积累了丰富的设计与实践经验，如美国DS+R、美国Steven Holl、丹麦Bjarke Ingels Group、荷兰UNStudio（上海）等，并获得美国哥伦比亚大学、意大利米兰理工大学、同济大学等国内外知名院校建筑硕士学位。
The core team members have accumulated rich design and practical experience in well-known international architecture firms (such as DS+R in New York, Steven Holl in New York, Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen, UNStudio in Shanghai, etc.), and has received master degree in architecture field with Columbia University, The Polytechnic University of Milan, and Tongji University.
Conceptual Design of 00Group
1. Function: As a landscape core point, it should overlook the lake (the opposite side of the residence); It also needs to be equipped with viewing platforms, leisure seats, vending machines, direct drinking water and other basic tourist services; the design needs to reserve the possibility of adding docks;
2. Atmosphere: Quiet, with a sense of ceremony; At the same time as the core landscape point and the visual focal point of the area, the design must be a declarative landmark;
3. Volume: Light weight and light structure are recommended, with permeability and weak shielding in design; Avoid large shielding to the south side residence (the south side residence is 6 floors and 22.05 meters high);
4. Pay attention to the privacy protection of the south side residence in the design;
5. The design should concentrate towards the center of the lake as far as possible to avoid pressure on the south side residence;
6. During the design process, it is necessary to fully communicate with Z + T Studio to ensure the conceptual integrity of the third-phase lake system landscape.
Diagram of Location Relations and Sight Blocking
The Review Panel
梁蕊 Liang Rui
Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Co., Ltd., deputy chief architect
A8 Design Center, head of preparatory group
彭妍 Peng Yan
GM, Landscape Design Department, Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Co., Ltd.
张东 Zhang Dong
张唐景观 合伙人 / 首席设计师
Z + T Studio Co-founder / Principal
Registration and Evaluation
Designers wishing to participate should send relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 Aug., 2020 (Sun.), including:
2. Telephone number and WeChat;
3. Email address;
4. Name of the studio or school;
5. CV and portfolio
From August 17 to 24, A8 Design Center will organize the selection and inform the result by email. Two designers will be selected to carry out design work respectively. Each selected designer will receive a design fee of RMB 50,000 yuan (before tax, excluding travel, excluding the fee of design development and construction drawing).
About A8 Design Center
A8 Design Center is located at Chengdu LUXELAKES Water City and focuses on the growth of young designers. By looking for interesting or significant research topics in LUXELAKES, a series of activities such as lecture, salon, education cooperation, designer open call, competition and design exhibition are launched. As a design culture platform, A8 Design Center seeks to provide more display opportunities for young designers and promotes the development of design industry by integrating upstream and downstream industry chains.
About A8 Residency
As one of the core modules of the A8 Design Center, designer residency program aims to support the development of designers through project cooperation. The design areas of concern cover architectural design, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, and extend to industrial design, product design, graphic design, fashion design, etc.
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